DIY Apple Wreath

I’m sharing my DIY Apple Wreath tutorial below. Not only is it perfect for fall, but it’s easy to make and the results are stunning!

Fall has officially moved into our home and I can’t wait to share all the decorating I’ve been doing around the house. Get ready! 

Since we’ve built them, one of my very favorite places to decorate and change things up, is the dining room shelves. And for fall, I kept imagining a huge wreath full of apples hanging off my recent chalkboard picture frame.

Apples are one of my very favorite things to decorate with for fall, so when it came time to start bringing in those natural elements, I decided to make my own DIY apple wreath.

Apple Wreath by The Wood Grain Cottage

DIY Apple Wreath


It’s one of those easy projects that’s so rewarding when it’s finished. Here’s how I made it…

Apple Wreath by The Wood Grain Cottage

Step One: Cover Wreath Form with Burlap Fabric

First, I covered the wreath form with the burlap strips, securing everything in place with hot glue…

Apple Wreath by The Wood Grain Cottage

Step Two: Add Apples

Then, I grabbed my apples of various sizes and started hot gluing them onto the form….

Apple Wreath by The Wood Grain Cottage

Slowly, but surely…

Apple Wreath by The Wood Grain Cottage

I was left with a wreath…

Apple Wreath by The Wood Grain Cottage

Step Three: Add Moss As Filler

To hide all those little tiny holes between the apples, I stuffed some moss in between the apples…

Apple Wreath by The Wood Grain Cottage

It looked much better with the moss filler to hide the holes…

Apple Wreath by The Wood Grain Cottage

Step Four: Hang The Wreath

And with that, it was ready to hang! I used a piece of burlap ribbon and nailed it to the back of the frame…

Apple Wreath by The Wood Grain Cottage-13

I love the vibrant pop of red it brings to the room…

Apple Wreath by The Wood Grain Cottage

And the contrast against the black chalkboard…

Apple Wreath by The Wood Grain Cottage

It’s perfectly fall, and I’m looking forward to keeping it out and moving it around…

Apple Wreath by The Wood Grain Cottage
Apple Wreath by The Wood Grain Cottage

These dining room shelves have been really fun to decorate these past few days! They’re such a beautiful space to display all sorts of pretty items and I can’t wait to show you all the fall decorating I’ve been doing around the house. It’s all coming up soon!


  1. That is so beautiful. I’ve been looking at wreath ideas all day today and didn’t want to stick with the traditional orange for fall. This wreath will be perfect!! Thanks for sharing. Now I need to run and get some supplies. P.S. I love your site and your great ideas.

  2. Beautiful wreath!! I’ve been looking for nice looking fake apples. All the ones I’ve found seem so fake but yours look so real. Would love to know where you got them?

  3. Hi Shayna. It’s so nice to meet you through discovering your lovely blog and mad DIY apple wreath making skills! I could not hit the Pin It button fast enough. Good news and great projects travel fast. The wreath is simply done, naturally beautiful and a fall focal point- the best way to decorate in my opinion.

  4. Your projects are all so wonderful and creative! I’m looking for red stripe fabrics for our home (for a decent price), Where did you get this red stripe wreath hanger? I also noticed all of your red stripe napkins, and even a pillow. Where did you find your’s? Thank you very much!

    1. THANK YOU so very much, Rachel! 😀 I found this red stripe strap at Walmart! Cheap too! My red stripe towels are from a local store! And the pillows are made from reproduction grain sack fabric! 😀
      I hope that helps!

  5. This is one of the cutest things I have seen on Pinterest in a long time!! Can you tell us where you bought those apples and how much they were? I would love to make one of these!

    1. THANK YOU so much! I bought the apples at Michaels, Hobby Lobby and our local craft store. Each store had different sizes. I don’t remember exactly how much I spent on the apples, but it was probably around $30 to $40? There are a lot of apples! Hope that helps! 😀

    1. Hi Melissa! I found the apples are three different craft stores, Hobbby Lobby, Michaels, and a small local store. They each carried a different size, which was helpful! I hope that helps!

  6. I started working at White House Foods about two months ago (they make White House Applesauce and Vinegar products). And…. I just got moved into my very own little office. That has absolutely NOTHING on the walls and no window (better than sharing an office though! – I’m an accountant and need my peace and quiet lol). Sooooo I just might pick the stuff up to make this!!! Perfect!!!

  7. Hello, I love your wreath!!!! I really want to make one of these but need help finding the apples. My michaels didn’t have them. Do u know the specific brands you used? I was thinking maybe I can order them on Amazon? Can you help!? Thank you !!!!!!


    1. Thank you so much, Dana! I wish I could be more helpful, but I don’t remember the brand of apples. I just bought a variety of different sizes and made them work. I love Amazon, and that would probably be a great place to look! I hope you find some! 🙂

  8. I just made this wreath and it looks great! I’m at a standstill because I’m unsure how you connected the strap and how did you hang it?

    1. I’m so happy you love your wreath! For the ribbon, I just simply wrap the ribbon around the top of the wreath, and then use a push pin to hold it together on the back side. Ribbon with wire edging helps to hold the structure a little better, but it works without it as well. To hang it on the chalkboard, I pounded a small nail through the ribbon onto the back of the frame. I hope that makes sense! 🙂

  9. This is really beautiful! I love the apples as an alternative to pumpkins for fall. I shared this as part of a fall wreath diy round-up on my blog- if you’d like to check it out. Thanks so much the inspiration!

    1. I didn’t specifically count them as I added them to the wreath form, but based on a quick count from the picture, I would say around 50-60. It will depend on your wreath form size too.

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